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Demonstrations have been held across Scotland,
in protest at the effects of the UK government's changes
Women born in the 1950s say the changes mean they're losing up
to ?40,000, because they're unable to retire
Here's our social affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson.
One of a series of demonstration against changes to state pension
They say they have paid into the scheme, but
the changes mean they aren't getting a payout.
Lynne has studied the
figures, because she has had to go back to work,
now she won't get her pension as she expected at 62.
For people like myself born in 1954, I don't get my pension until I'm 66.
That is a four-year period and this amounts
to, you know figures between 30 and 45,000.
It is a lot of money to come out of your pension
In 1995 the Government announced they would equalise the
pension age for men and women and 12 years later, Labour said they were
putting the age for both men and women up to 66.
But they were spreading the transition over 22
In 2011 the coalition said it was accelerating that process,
giving some women just two years to adjust their plans.
Like Cathy, who contracted an illness, meaning she
When I took my illness, that made you know it
imperative that I had to retire and got this letter
saying it would be 65, I was shocked.
I couldn't believe that I had to work another
This is a matter reserved to Westminster and
the department for work and pensions said women retiring today can still
expect to receive a higher state pension over their lifetime than any
An 84-year-old man has died, after a house fire in Glasgow.
The blaze broke out yesterday evening in the Partick
Police and fire crews were called to a house in Crawford Lane
An 83-year-old woman, who was also in the house,
was taken to hospital and is being treated
Campaigners have called for more support for victims
of asbestos-related cancer, who are fighting
It comes as a sufferer in Inverness claims that his former employer,
Highland Council, is deliberately ignoring correspondence.
The council says it can't comment, but that communications
would be made via a lawyer and not a claimant.
Gardening and swimming have kept James fit and healthy in retirement.
But recently the Inverness pensioner felt himself frail and underwent
I had to go up to the hospital and ask what was the results.
In March he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable lung
cancer, almost always caused by asbestos exposure.
He is convinced it took place when employed as a labourer.
But while still in receipt of a council pension, he says the
authority has turned its back on him by failing to reply to
I think they're giving me the run around, if you can
Or the solicitor's getting the run around.
Hopefully they will shut up and days peer.
Groups campaigning for victims say cases like his are on
the increase and many women are now presenting with asbestos-related
illnesses, which have traditionally been associated with men and
We are seeing teachers and nurses, it
didn't matter if it was in industry, during the war, when ever, women
So when you have someone perhaps a nurse who work --
walked through the corridors and the pipe were lagged with asbestos.
Law changes gives sufferers more rights than anywhere
I have to think how bad is it going to get.
former factory worker, maybe eligible for a one-payment from the
But the fight for civil compensation is pe set by problems -
beset by problems of gaining evidence.
Campaigners warn that the legacy of asbestos will continue for decades
yet, with case numbers unlikely to peak for a few years.
Rugby and Glasgow lost their 100% Pro 12 record, losing
Edinburgh took on Leinster at Murrayfield, where the Irish side
notched a four try bonus point by half-time.
Edinburgh fought back in the second half, with tries from Hamish Watson
and Magnus Bradbury, but it wasn't enough -
Pele, one of the most famous sportsmen of all time,
Half a century after visiting here as a player,
the Brazilian footballer is at a dinner in the city,
where fans are paying up to ?900 to meet him.
Our reporter David Currie got to speak to him for free.
40 years after hanging up his boots at the age
of 75, the great Pele is
making the news still despite not turning up.
Younger viewers might wonder what all the fuss was about.
That is Brazil's 100th goal in the World
The greatest footballer of all time, Farhat.
The only three times World Cup winner.
His only other visit to Scotland was 50 years ago
during preparations for the 1966 World Cup.
Does the man who inspired generations of footballers have any
advice for aspiring Scottish football superstars?
Fans are spending up to ?900 for an evening
You never think that you are the best and you know everything. You
have to always tried to do better. Never think you know everything.
That is the advice my father gave me when I was young.
He is donating some of that to charity.
For his super fans, meeting Pele is priceless.
Unfortunately, David still hasn't managed to speak
It's over to Christopher now with the weather forecast
The evening. Plus a lovely day. It will be rather chilly overnight
tonight. You can see why, this ridge of high pressure building its way
keeping things dry and settled. Temperatures in towns and cities
will be around seven, but cold in the countryside. A chilly start the
day for some tomorrow morning. Mist and fog patches quickly going and
then dry and bright with spells of sunshine lasting for most for most
of the day. A different story if we had said that the border, there is
thicker cloud, thanks to an old weather front across eastern
England. Some sunshine coming through for Wales and Cumbria,
Northern Ireland as well. We will have temperatures of a similar note
by mid-afternoon. With light and variable winds that will feel quite
pleasant at times. Some cloud coming and going across the Highland
region. Figure cloud for the Western Isles and perhaps at times. The
winds will tend as that weather front arrives bringing thicker cloud
and Harry Briggs of rain. A very different day in store for western
parts of the country on the second half of the weekend. You can see it
will be cloudy for many central western areas. That brain just
getting into words the West Coast. Dreyer to the east and brighter with
spells of sunshine. The rain will come into words Glasgow and
Inverness late afternoon and march its wheat used with overnight.
Eventually it will reach most parts of the mainland. But the forecast
Thanks, Chris. And that's Reporting Scotland.
Our next update is tomorrow evening at 5.25pm.
But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow, good night.